Charles C. Greco Named ‘I Migliori’ Award Recipient

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — 03/14/2000 — Charles C. Greco, President and CEO of IDG World Expo, the world's leading producer of IT-focused conferences and expositions, has been named one of the recipients of the prestigious "I Migliori in Mens et Gesta" Award, to be given by the Pirandello Lyceum during its benefit dinner on April 8, 2000.

The "I Migliori" award is presented annually to ten men and women of Italian descent who have made important contributions to American society. The award, literally translated "the best in thought and action," has been bestowed upon Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci as well as dozens of other distinguished Italian Americans. Boston Magazine has identified the Pirandello "I Migliori" award as the most prestigious honor to be received by a person of Italian descent. "Charlie Greco is indicative of the high caliber of individuals who are deserving of the `I Migliori' distinction," said Peter J. Ingeneri, President and Chairman of the Board of the Pirandello Lyceum. "His commitment to his community and his leadership in the IT industry have earned him the respect and admiration of his peers. We are proud to bestow this honor upon him."

As President and CEO of IDG World Expo, Greco has made a significant contribution to the Boston community with a 19-year track record of accomplishment in the Information Technology and trade show industries. Greco's leadership has helped attract a new generation of IT events to Massachusetts through the successful launch of technology shows such as Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), Linux World Conference & Expo, Windows 2000 Conference & Expo, ASP World, MACWORLD Expo and ComNet.

Greco started his career at International Data Corp. (IDC), the world's leading provider of information technology data, industry analysis and strategic and tactical guidance to builders, providers and users of information technology. Among the first of his many accomplishments was the creation of the industry's first "bluebook" for computer technology, similar to the auto industry's version. This included the first-ever model for projecting the residual or future value of technology and quickly became the industry standard for the investment banking community. In 1998, Greco was named President and CEO of IDG World Expo.

March 27 -30, Greco's IDG World Expo company will draw more than 13,000 CEOs, CIOs, IT professionals, network managers and sales and marketing executives to the Internet Commerce Expo (ICe) in Boston's World Trade Center. Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci has proclaimed March 27-31, 2000 "Internet Commerce Week" to coincide with the eBusiness show and to recognize Internet commerce as an important industry in the Bay State. The ICe conference and exposition is the country's largest event focused exclusively on the tools, products and services designed for business-to-business electronic commerce.

About the Pirandello Lyceum

The Pirandello Lyceum was established by a group of professionals from the academic and business communities in Massachusetts to promote the appreciation and study of the Italian language and culture. Its various programs reflect significant accomplishments of Italian thinkers in the areas of art, science, culture and humanitarianism. The "I Migliori" benefit dinner proceeds will be dedicated to providing scholarships for high school seniors planning to take Italian studies in college.

About Internet Commerce Expo (ICe)

The ICe conference and exposition will showcase eBusiness applications, tools, solutions and back-office products and services. ICe attracts an audience ranging from Fortune 500 executives and senior business managers to system administrators and Webmasters. Internet Commerce Expo, owned and managed by IDG World Expo, is expected to draw thousands of high-level attendees including business professionals and systems administrators. The official conference program sponsor is Scient Corporation. For additional conference information, please call 1-800-667-4423 or visit www.iceexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com), an entrepreneurial business unit of IDG, is focused on launching and managing trade events for cutting-edge and emerging IT markets worldwide. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of next-generation IT events and conferences to enable technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. Events owned and managed by IDG World Expo include Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Windows 2000 Conference & Expo, ASP World, MACWORLD Expo and ComNet.

About IDG

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.